An Ancient Proverb Which I Just Made Up

For the runners:

Ancient proverb says, ‘when lightning strikes, second mile will be faster than first!’

Actually, now that I think about it, that’s for all of us. Life can move us along sometimes, can it not?

Clear Intentions in Songs and Life

The best songs are transparent. The level of complexity may vary, and there’s a spectrum of literal to abstract, but with the good stuff you can always feel a clear intention. As in music, so in life.

“you were my best four years” — literal
“one particular harbor” — picture
“seasons will pass you by; I get up, I get down” — evocative

All so different, all so beautiful. Like our lives.

Habits: They’re Not Just for Nuns Anymore!

Do you make New Year’s resolutions? Does that work for you? Yeah, that’s what I thought. Me too.

Perhaps there’s another way to think about it. Let’s try this:

Short term – goals rule. Long haul – systems will get you there. Both are important, neither is sufficient by itself.

Is there a practical link between the two? Something you can do right now that will generate better results? Glad you asked! It’s actually very simple.

Let’s all do this in 2018:

1. Create five affirmations of constructive habits in the form of gratitude statements.
2. Speak them morning, noon and night.
3. Actually do the hard work that leads to transformation. Ha! I promised simple, not easy. I also promise that it’s worth it.

That’s it! Let’s do this thing, and I’ll meet you back here in January of 2019 for a celebration of our success.

Here are my 2018 statements. I’d love to hear yours.

1. I am grateful for healthy habits.

2. I am grateful for the habit of speaking kind and loving words.

3. I am grateful for the habit of prospering.

4. I am grateful for the habit of expressing appreciation.

5. I am grateful for the habit of trusting God.

Mighty blessings my friends for a wondrous 2018!

P.S. Bonus affirmation in a slightly different form: ‘more outdoors, less internet.’
Can I get an amen?